Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet.
John 12:1 Jesus therefore, six days before the passover, came to Bethany, where was the dead [man] Lazarus, whom Jesus raised from among [the] dead. John 12:2 There therefore they made him a supper, and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those at table with him. John 12:3 Mary therefore, having taken a pound of ointment of pure nard of great price, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. John 12:4 One of his disciples therefore, Judas [son] of Simon, Iscariote, who was about to deliver him up, says, John 12:5 Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor? John 12:6 But he said this, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief and had the bag, and carried what was put into [it]. John 12:7 Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial; John 12:8 for ye have the poor always with you, but me ye have not always.
The people flock to see Lazarus.
John 12:9 A great crowd therefore of the Jews knew that he was there; and they came, not because of Jesus only, but also that they might see Lazarus whom he raised from among [the] dead.
The high priests consult to kill him.
John 12:10 But the chief priests took counsel that they might kill Lazarus also, John 12:11 because many of the Jews went away on his account and believed on Jesus.
Christ rideth into Jerusalem.
John 12:12 On the morrow a great crowd who came to the feast, having heard that Jesus is coming into Jerusalem, John 12:13 took branches of palms and went out to meet him, and cried, Hosanna, blessed [is] he that comes in the name of [the] Lord, the King of Israel. John 12:14 And Jesus, having found a young ass, sat upon it; as it is written, John 12:15 Fear not, daughter of Zion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt. John 12:16 [Now] his disciples knew not these things at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things to him. John 12:17 The crowd therefore that was with him bore witness because he had called Lazarus out of the tomb, and raised him from among [the] dead. John 12:18 Therefore also the crowd met him because they had heard that he had done this sign. John 12:19 The Pharisees therefore said to one another, Ye see that ye profit nothing: behold, the world is gone after him.
Greeks desire to see Jesus.
John 12:20 And there were certain Greeks among those who came up that they might worship in the feast; John 12:21 these therefore came to Philip, who was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and they asked him saying, Sir, we desire to see Jesus. John 12:22 Philip comes and tells Andrew, [and again] Andrew comes and Philip, and they tell Jesus.
He foretelleth his death.
John 12:23 But Jesus answered them saying, The hour is come that the Son of man should be glorified. John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except the grain of wheat falling into the ground die, it abides alone; but if it die, it bears much fruit. John 12:25 He that loves his life shall lose it, and he that hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal. John 12:26 If any one serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there also shall be *my* servant. [And] if any one serve me, him shall the Father honour. John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled, and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour. But on account of this have I come to this hour. John 12:28 Father, glorify thy name. There came therefore a voice out of heaven, I both have glorified and will glorify [it] again. John 12:29 The crowd therefore, which stood [there] and heard [it], said that it had thundered. Others said, An angel has spoken to him. John 12:30 Jesus answered and said, Not on my account has this voice come, but on yours. John 12:31 Now is [the] judgment of this world; now shall the prince of this world be cast out: John 12:32 and I, if I be lifted up out of the earth, will draw all to me. John 12:33 But this he said signifying by what death he was about to die. John 12:34 The crowd answered him, We have heard out of the law that the Christ abides for ever; and how sayest thou that the Son of man must be lifted up? Who *is* this, the Son of man? John 12:35 Jesus therefore said to them, Yet a little while is the light amongst you. Walk while ye have the light, that darkness may not overtake you. And he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. John 12:36 While ye have the light, believe in the light, that ye may become sons of light. Jesus said these things, and going away hid himself from them.
The Jews are generally blinded:
John 12:37 But though he had done so many signs before them, they believed not on him, John 12:38 that the word of the prophet Esaias which he said might be fulfilled, Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? John 12:39 On this account they could not believe, because Esaias said again, John 12:40 He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, that they may not see with their eyes, and understand with their heart and be converted, and I should heal them. John 12:41 These things said Esaias because he saw his glory and spoke of him.
yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him:
John 12:42 Although indeed from among the rulers also many believed on him, but on account of the Pharisees did not confess [him], that they might not be put out of the synagogue: John 12:43 for they loved glory from men rather than glory from God.
therefore Jesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith.
John 12:44 But Jesus cried and said, He that believes on me, believes not on me, but on him that sent me; John 12:45 and he that beholds me, beholds him that sent me. John 12:46 I am come into the world [as] light, that every one that believes on me may not abide in darkness; John 12:47 and if any one hear my words and do not keep [them], I judge him not, for I am not come that I might judge the world, but that I might save the world. John 12:48 He that rejects me and does not receive my words, has him who judges him: the word which I have spoken, that shall judge him in the last day. John 12:49 For I have not spoken from myself, but the Father who sent me has himself given me commandment what I should say and what I should speak; John 12:50 and I know that his commandment is life eternal. What therefore I speak, as the Father has said to me, so I speak.